Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Motivation: Pack a picnic basket


Years ago we used to visit my aunt and uncle in the western part of our state for long weekends.  Usually those visits included a hike in the mountains and a picnic dinner. 

One of the tips I learned from my aunt was to keep a list of picnic items and store it with all of the non-perishable items in the picnic basket.  That way, you'd always have your list and most of the items ready to go at a moments notice. 

Here's my list:

Items to keep in the basket:

picnic blanket
table cloths
plates, cups, napkins, silverware
salt and pepper
serving utensils (spoons, knives, tongs etc.)
matches
hot pads to handle hot food
garbage bags
aluminum foil
ziploc bags for leftovers
wet wipes
roll of paper towels
first aide kit
sunscreen/bug spray


Items to grab before we go:

cooler
ice
food
condiments
charcoal (and lighter fluid if needed)
folding chairs

What would you add to the list? 

1 comment:

  1. I'd need to add a bigger picnic basket to get all this to fit!! But I love this idea and will add the list to mine the next time the kids and I go to the park!

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